Merkel cracks pelvis skiing

Merkel cracks pelvis skiing

[Ed. – Ouch. Maybe she should take up golf.]

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel cracked her pelvis during a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday.

Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said the chancellor suffered what she first thought was just a bruise to her left rear pelvic area while cross-country skiing in southeast Switzerland last month. But doctors later determined it was a “incomplete” bone fracture that will require her to rest for three weeks, he said.

“The doctors’ orders are to lie down,” Seibert told reporters. In response, Merkel canceled a Wednesday visit to Warsaw, Poland, and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel called off his Thursday trip to Berlin.

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